I stared at the attic, and the many doors which seemed to have appeared from nowhere. And that man...what was he doing here? I'd never seen him before- he definitely wasn't a worker at the orphanage. And he looked too young to be a potential parent. But most of all, he was slightly scaring me with his madness. When he walked to George I wanted to yell out, but I...I don't know why I didn't. I didn't see why I should trust this man- but I didn't see him as a threat. Just...very very strange. It was like a weird dream. I wanted to wake up. Suddenly the man looked up from George and floated into the air! I opened my mouth dumbly- and then immediately felt bad for thinking that because Raikou was in the room. At least I hadn't said it out loud. The tea cup disappeared from the man's hand and I felt a slight grip around my stomach, almost as if I had just been turning circles and was suffering from dizzyness. This wasn't a trick of the light though: there were no spinning pieces of furniture. This all seemed quite real. I glanced sideways at Lauren, who didn't seem as worried as I did, but nonetheless held her hand out to George in order to pull him back slightly.
The man suddenly spouted a riddle and I turned back to him with a confused expression:
'I weaken all men for hours each day.
I show you strange visions while you are away.
I take you by night, by day take you back.
None suffer to have me, but do from my lack.
Who am I?'
He floated back down to the floor as everybody pondered the answer. I looked at them incredulously, and then turned to the man, who was smiling pensively.
'Excuse me! What is going on exactly? Are you meant to be here? And...and..' suddenly I thought and couldn't help smiling a little. 'The answer to your riddle, it wouldn't be Sleep, would it?'